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Mambo's Cafe

1701 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201-2833
+1 818-545-8613
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tostones” (6 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (6 reviews)
“roast pork” (5 reviews)
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12:00 - 21:00All hours
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
1701 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201-2833
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 3 June 2017

This was recommended by one of our neighbors. We have lived in the neighborhood for 19 years and not tried this restaurant. So with a great recommendation we had to give it a try. The first visit was great so we took our best friends...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I took all my kids here for dinner after a visit to the Disney Buena Vista Studios. We tried the appetizer platter and the Ropa Vieja, the pulled pork, and the Noche Buenda Sandwich. They all loved their dishes. The Noche Buena was very good!...More

Thank george p
Reviewed 18 May 2017

You’ll notice that usually reviews of restaurants are either very good, or very bad… and in most cases… the bad outweighs the good. Reason being is that anger or disappointment overrides all other emotions and motivates someone to take the time to write up something....More

Thank Heywood F
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I am so looking forward to my next visit just to visit my favorite restaurant in Glendale CA, Mambo Cafe. This is a true gem---from the ambiance, staff, food and friendly environment. When you walk into this restaurant you automatically become part of their family....More

Thank Nelly65
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We stoped to get the famous Cubano sandwich aka "torta cubana" but at the last minute I had their special "masitas de puerco" pork in some kind of red sauce, pork was very tender it came with shrimp fried rice (bean sprouts, green onion and...More

Thank IzzyRecord
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

For some well made traditional Cuban dishes, Mambo's is our favorite local place. The breaded filet, white rice, black bean, and fried plantain combo is out family's favorite and a monthly ritual. This is not a fancy restaurant, but does feel like a small neighborhood...More

Reviewed 14 October 2016

I was stuck in traffic in-front of this restaurant, and it smelled so good that I had to stop! I remembered seeing in on DDD too! The pork was fantastic! Next time I am in the area I will go again! Very casual and friendly...More

Thank RGNFamily
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I saw this place on Dines - Drive ins - Dives (TV). I thought I'd give it a shot. I love Cuban food and so does my daughter. So we decided to have lunch at Mambos. We both ordered the potato balls and the Ropa...More

1  Thank erobinbarreto
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit family in Glendale I make it a point to get lunch at Mambo's. I had lunch there on the 26th, and as usual was not disappointed. My Cuban sandwich was perfect, service was was good during busy lunch hour. Two sandwiches...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This restaurant is one of the best kept secrets in Glendale. Definitely one of the BEST Cuban restaurants in the United States and I grew up near Miami. There is a wait sometimes because of their great food. Has a jazz flair with great authentic...More

1  Thank SurfWriter1
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Response from Doozer2015 | Reviewed this property |
I always like to go early... you can eat all day... the lunch specials are awesome!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201-2833
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: +1 818-545-8613
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